Las Nubes / El Salvador November 13 2017
Las Nubes was purchased by Isidro Batlle in the 1920s and still remains in the family. Las Nubes translates to “The Clouds”— referencing the farm’s extreme elevation. Isidro had a preference for high-elevations, and his family’s careful attentiveness to farm practices have built a great legacy for these properties. This region of El Salvador is known for old-growth Bourbon trees, and some still produce harvestable crops after 80 years. We were able to see some of these trees when we first visited Las Nubes and the Rio Zorco mill on our first sourcing trip four years ago. In the past, we have featured their Kenyan varieties, but this year we chose the cherry-dried Bourbon. We are excited to, once again, feature one of El Salvador’s most famous farms, this time in a more classic presentation.
This cherry-dried lot from Las Nubes starts with notes of dark berries and red wine. As it cools, flavors of chocolate hazelnut spread, and dark chocolate-covered berries move to the forefront. This coffee is very rich with an approachable sweetness. It is the perfect coffee for sharing with your family through this holiday season.
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